The Blue Twanger can be used as a preamp, booster or distortion pedal. The Sonic Blue Twanger promises rhythm guitarists an edge and lead guitarists a limiting distortion effect similar to the iconic ‘blackface’ amps. Whether you use it in your backline for your live shows or just want that classic ‘blackface’ sound, this pedal promises a recognizable and mesmerizing tone. Regardless of which amp you use, the Sonic Blue Twanger is the only effect pedal on the market to satisfy your need.
One Control Blue Twanger Overdrive and Distortion Features
- Provides rhythm guitarists an edge and lead guitarists a limiting distortion effect similar to the iconic ‘blackface’ amps. Can be used as a preamp, booster or distortion pedal
- Power or 9V battery-operated
- Current Draw: 2.5mA @ 9V
- Controls: Treble, Volume & Master, Switch
The Sonic Blue Twanger is another design in the Amp-In-A-Box’ series by One Control and BJF. As with many of the BJF designed pedals from One Control, the Sonic Blue Twanger is compact with 4 simple controls. The Treble control is really a tone balance (like on the original amplifiers) which increases and decreases a ‘shelved’ EQ setting. Volume and Master controls work as pre and post volumes allowing you to vary the amount of clean headroom and distortion in the signal. Finally, on the side of the pedal is a Rhythm/Lead switch. In Rhythm mode, the pedal provides about 18dB of gain (-80dB noise level), and in Lead, about 40dB of gain (-74 dB noise level).
Whether you are using the Sonic Blue Twanger as a preamp with any of the other BJF overdrive or distortion pedals, or as a stand-alone effect to achieve a more American sound, the Sonic Blue Twanger will take you back to the ‘blackface’ days at any volume.
- Bjorn Juhl
Introducing the One Control BJF Series FX Pedals
The only musical instrument products that outnumber guitar effect pedals are probably the guitars themselves. There are companies who specialize in cheap pedals, expensive pedals, single effects, multi-effects, analog, digital, boutique and so on. There are companies that specialize in one type of effect and others that offer every possible effect
What there are very few of, are companies that offer a custom designed series of pedals by a renowned and reputable designer with a vision. One Control and Bjorn Juhl have collaborated to create pedals that are able to compliment each other, but can still be used individually.
Who or what is BJF?
BJF is Bjorn Juhl, the mastermind behind companies like Mad Professor and Bearfoot FX (both boutique pedal manufacturers). Bjorn is known as a legend in certain areas of the world, and is known for casting aside popular concepts and principals in his effect designs… Analog, digital, true bypass, buffered….Bjorn does whatever it takes to dial in the sound he envisions. They say that musicians paint their sounds on silence... With that in mind, take a look at the 22 Bjorn Juhl designed pedals from One Control, and start thinking about your next canvas!